Clear Channel cuts include V103's Troi Tyler, Irene Mojica
Among those caught in Clear Channel’s elimination of 590 radio jobs nationally on Tuesday were WVAZ-FM 102.7 midday host Troi Tyler and V103 evening personality Irene Mojica, as well as WGCI-FM 107.5 overnight voice Ericka "Sundance" Campbell.
Between this round of cuts and elimination of 1,850 jobs at Clear Channel in January, Clear Channel Radio has reduced its radio division’s workforce by 11.7 percent so far this year.Replacing Tyler on V103 will be Kris Kelley, who will continue to serve WGCI program director.
“Like all media companies, Clear Channel Radio has to adjust its business to the realities of the current economy and advertising market," the company said in a statement."The changes we’ve made today complete a process begun in January. We’re not commenting on specific people and we’re not commenting on specific job functions or titles.” Others affected in this round of cuts included Jeff "Smash" Murray, who was part of Kevin "Drex" Buchar's morning show on WKSC-FM 103.5 as well as the station's music director and assistant program director, and Bill Cochran, who served WNUA-FM 95.5 in a variety of production and on-air capacities over the years. Most of Tuesday's cuts were focused on back-office operations, however.
Clear Channel also told employees it would temporarily suspend the corporate match for their 401(k) accounts.